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Swimming Time!

A park's message to the Japanese: Yes, elephants can swim.
A park's message to the Japanese: Yes, elephants can swim.
A park's message to the Japanese: Yes, elephants can swim.Koji Ueda / AP

An Asian elephant swims a 65-meters long pool at Fuji Safari Park in Susono, at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The park was inspired by the images of elephants swimming in the ocean and wanted to build a facility exactly demonstrating what was little known in Japan that elephants can actually swim.

An Asian elephant swims a 65-meters long pool at Fuji Safari Park in Susono at the foot of Mt. Fuji on July 13, 2015.Koji Ueda / AP